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Banking And Finance

Fed rate hikes sould spell en

March 20, 2017
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SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON- The Federal Reserve’s return to higher interest rates could lend a hand to beleaguered counterparts in Japan and Europe and signal the end of a long cycle of monetary stimulus across Asia, as central banks from Beijing to Ankara to London reacted on Thursday to the U.S. policy change.

Investment banks ditch the di

March 20, 2017
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LONDON - After several years of restructuring and regulatory pressure, investment banks have reached a turning point after Donald Trump became American president and can look to grow again, according to a study published on Friday.

US financial firms embrace cl

March 20, 2017
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NEW YORK- Only two years ago, an outage similar to the one that struck Amazon’s cloud services last month would have reinforced U.S. financial firms’ view that shifting data and systems onto the public cloud was just too risky.

Rate hike keeps pressure on lo

March 20, 2017
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NEW YORK - Investors seeking to offset the effects of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike on Wednesday are pouring money into US loan funds, which is expected to keep a $208 billion refinancing wave rolling as new leveraged loans remain in short supply.

A return to normalcy or a whol

March 13, 2017
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LONDON - After a year that tipped conventional wisdom on its head, the coming week might suggest a return to some sort of normality for the global economy -- or instead take investors into a whole new round of uncertainty.
 

Draghi’s new pledge of optimis

March 13, 2017
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FRANKFURT- The European Central Bank pledged on Thursday to keep its aggressive stimulus policy in place at least until the end of the year but signalled a diminishing urgency for more policy action, enough to send the euro and bond yields higher.
 

Dollar under spotlight as G20

March 13, 2017
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LONDON- A draft communique prepared for next week’s gathering of G20 finance chiefs has dropped the group’s standard pledges on the need for flexible yet stable exchange rates and orderly markets, suggesting it could prove a landmark event for currency markets.

FDIs up 40% in 2016

March 13, 2017
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Foreign direct investments (FDI) net inflows amounted to $669 million in December 2016, more than double the $272 million recorded in the comparable period in 2015.

GIR settles at $81.13B

March 13, 2017
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Preliminary data showed that the country’s gross international reserves (GIR) stood at $81.13 billion as of end-February 2017, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco, Jr. said.

Fed, ECB go their separate way

March 06, 2017
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FRANKFURT - Two of the world’s biggest central banks are likely to find themselves with a bigger policy gap by the end of the coming fortnight
 

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The hidden danger in Marawi

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | June 23,2017
‘What was supposed to be a simple police action has turned out to be the most serious military operation to date in the Duterte administration.’

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Metabolism: Why dieting fails

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | June 23, 2017
‘My doctor said that both hands lifting a gallon-size pail up to shoulder height daily can help my body’s fat-burning ability.’